''The Bird Feng''
Illustration by Edmund Dulac
In this illustration, Dulac returns to a tale that he first illustrated in his early career - an early illustration for "The Story of the
Bird Feng" is known to have been published in 1915 for Edmund Dulac's Picture Book for the French Red Cross. At that time,
the illustration was associated with the following text:
The wonderful bird, like a fire of many colours come down from heaven, alighted
before the princess, dropping at her feet the portrait.
As in 1915, that text seems to suit the later illustration wonderfully.
For this later illustration, Dulac as prepared it in a manner that is similar to the refined Art Nouveau aesthete that came to
characterize his illustrations from the 1930s onwards.
Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)
Code: ED BF SGC
Detail (for reference)
Our Greeting Cards
When presented on Greeting Cards, this image is prepared as a tipped-on plate - in hommage to the hand-crafted
approach typical of prestige illustrated publications produced in the early decades of the 20th Century. Each card is
hand-finished, with the image presented on Ivory card stock with an accompanying envelope. On the rear of each
card we also present some information about Edmund Dulac and this wonderful illustration. We have left the interior
of the cards blank so that you may write your own personal message.
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